Post Military Career Guide
Leaving your career in the military can be intimidating under the best circumstances. Transitioning to civilian life requires some planning on your part. The question is how to parlay your experience in your military career to your post military career. If you haven’t received a degree before you went into the military, you may need to seek further training. There are many options available, you just need to take some time and effort to fully explore them. That’s where we come in. We have compiled a few options to peruse.
Transitioning into a civilian career requires planning. To be successful, you should plan for more than just a job. You need to plan for a career, one that will provide you with satisfaction and fulfillment. Reflect on your past jobs. Were you happy? Did you enjoy your job? Flipping your military skills may require some fine-tuning in the civilian field.
There is a program called Veteran’s Preference Points. This program offers veterans an inside scoop on jobs in the federal field (civil service). There are guidelines like having to apply within three years of leaving the military. There are 5 point and 10 point options which adds five or ten points to a passing civil service exam. Certain jobs allow you to bypass civilian applicants because of your eligibility in the point system.
Military.com can also help find jobs. Veterans can sign up for free and allow the website to do a lot of the legwork for you.
VA for Vets offers a lot of resources for veterans seeking a post military career. There are jobs available in the Veterans Affairs (VA) Department allowing you to help other veterans while pursuing a career outside of the military. The Department of VA offers many resources to help you in your transition. There are videos and podcasts as well as PDFs to assist you in your job search.
The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill offers tuition assistance, vocational training, among many other training and benefits.
Whatever career you choose, your post military career should provide you with satisfaction and fulfilment. You may get frustrated, but know that there are groups who support you and want to you to succeed.